New funding has been announced to revamp Ballyliffin’s picturesque playground.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal T.D., Charlie McConalogue, today welcomed the announcement by his Cabinet colleague Minister Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., of the Summer of Play initiative to support and encourage children and their families to get outside and play as restrictions ease in the coming months.
The initiative will see grants, supports and information resources rolled out over the summer months, creating opportunities for children and their families to enjoy a summer of play.
Commenting on the announcement Minister McConalogue said “As a father of young boys, I personally know how excited our children are to enjoy the fine weather this summer and to return to play with family and friends. Minister O’Gorman’s Summer of Play campaign is a fantastic initiative and will be a big help to parents and kids after this difficult year.”
“I am delighted that funding has been allocated for refurbishment of the beautiful Ballyliffin playground. This is a great resource for the local community and a fantastic resource for tourism too. I thank everyone involved in the project including the Ballyliffin Tidy Towns Committee, Donegal County Council, Councillor Martin McDermott and Minister O’Gorman” concluded the Minister.
Minister O’Gorman also announced a resource for families to support their children’s play – Let’s Play Ireland.
The Let’s Play Ireland website, which was originally launched in 2020 and gives families access to a range of play resources for children, has now been updated and relaunched for summer 2021. The resource includes content on activities for parents to enjoy with their children, tips on supporting children with their feelings, and ideas and activities for learning through play.